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Claudia Mills

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Claudia Mills

Claudia Mills

Books by Claudia Mills

by Claudia Mills - Children's, Children's 10-12, Family Life, Fiction, Social Issues, Youth Fiction

12 year-old Autumn loves to write. She finds inspiration all around her --- especially in Cameron --- the dreamy boy in her journalism class who she has a major crush on. Then her older brother --- Hunter --- who used to watch out for her but has grown distant since he started high school, reads one of her poems about Cameron to Cameron's older brother. They make fun of it and she is devastated. Determined to show her brother how talented she really is, Autumn decides that she is going to become a published author --- now!

Written by Claudia Mills with illustrations by Katie Kath - Children's 7-10, Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Science
Nora Alpers, fourth-grade scientist, likes things to be just so. Her ant farm, her hobbies, her friends. So when Coach Joe, her teacher, informs the class that all the students have to try something new and write a report about it, Nora is not pleased. She is even less pleased when her classmate Emma seems to decide that befriending Nora will be her “new” thing. Does Emma really want to be friends or is this just an assignment for school?
by Claudia Mills and Katie Kath - Children's 7-10, Fiction, Humor

Nora Alpers has just become a 10-year-old aunt. A new family member isn’t the only thing stressing Nora out. At school, Nora has to write journals in the voice of a pioneer on the Oregon Trail and prepare for the annual science fair. Science is normally Nora’s best subject --- until Nora ends up being paired with science-hating, cat-obsessed Emma! How will Nora ever learn to be a good aunt if she’s trying to survive the Oregon Trail and arguing against Emma’s unscientific science-fair ideas?

written by Claudia Mills, illustrated by Katie Kath - Children's, Friendship, Humor

With real science facts, a classroom backdrop, an emphasis on friendship and appealing black-and-white interior illustrations from artist Katie Kath, The Nora Notebooks is perfect for newly independent readers --- especially budding scientists like Nora! --- and adults who want to encourage awareness of STEM subjects in young readers.

by Claudia Mills - Youth Fiction

Seventh-grader Sierra Shepard has always been the perfect student, so when she sees that she accidentally brought her mother's lunch bag to school, including a paring knife, she immediately turns in the knife at the school office. Much to her surprise, her beloved principal places her in in-school suspension and sets a hearing for her expulsion, citing the school's ironclad no weapons policy.

by Claudia Mills - Youth Fiction

Kelsey Kline is the best reader in the third grade---well, maybe tied for best with know-it-all Simon Ellis. When the principal Mr. Boone announces  a school-wide reading contest, complete with a pizza party for the winning class and a special certificate for the top readers in each grade, she knows she's just the person to lead Mrs. Molina's third graders to victory.